Conversion of existing redundant barn into two residential dwellings with ancillary garaging and new access.
Location: Stonehouse Farm, Middle Road, Stock Green, Redditch, B96 6TFView location on map
Application Type: Change of use
Parish: Hanbury, Stock & Bradley
Application Received: 12 February 2014
Statutory Start Date: 18 March 2014
Consultation Period From: 21 March 2014
Consultation Period End: 18 April 2014
Decision Date: 13 May 2014
Case Officer: Anna Brindle
Decision: Approved - Change of Use
This decision is subject to the following conditions:
The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission unless otherwise specified on the plans hereby approved.
Reason - In accordance with the requirements of Section 91 (1) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 as amended by Section 51 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.
The materials to be used in the conversion of the barn hereby permitted shall match the materials used in the existing building.
Reason - To ensure that the proposed works are executed in materials, which harmonise satisfactorily with the existing building.
Details of the form, finish and materials of the windows and doors shall be agreed, in writing, by the Local Planning Authority before any work on the site commences.
Reason - To ensure that the development is visually satisfactory.
Notwithstanding the provisions of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995, as amended, nothing in Article 3 and Schedule 2 to that order shall operate so as to permit any development specified in Part 1 class A - D of the said schedule and no such development shall be carried out at any time without an express grant of planning permission under Part III of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.
Reason - In order to prevent the erection of extensions to the building so as to maintain its character and form which justified the dwelling in an area of countryside where new dwellings are not normally acceptable.
No development shall take place until an appropriate and detailed bat mitigation and enhancement strategy has been submitted to and approved in writing with the local planning authority. The works shall thereafter be carried out in strict accordance with the approved strategy, unless otherwise agreed in writing by the local planning authority.
The applicant is reminded that a European Protected Species license in respect of bats will also need to be obtained prior to any works being carried out.
Reason - to ensure compliance with the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2010 and paragraphs 109 and 118 of the NPPF.
No development shall take place until a great crested newt method statement has been drawn up by a suitably qualified ecologist, submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority, which will ensure the development hereby approved is carried out in such a way that harm to great crested newts is avoided and risk of disturbance reduced to a minimum, both during construction and in the long term. The works shall thereafter be carried out in accordance with the approved method statement. On completion of these works a brief confirmation letter shall be submitted to the local planning authority for approval.
Reason: To ensure protected species are not harmed by the development and an offence under the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2010 is avoided.
No part of the development shall be commenced until full details of soft landscaping works have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The details submitted must include:
i) a plan(s) showing details of all existing trees and hedges on the application site. The plan should include, for each tree/hedge, the accurate position, canopy spread and species, together with an indication of any proposals for felling/pruning and any proposed changes in ground level, or other works to be carried out, within the canopy spread. ii) a plan(s) showing the layout of proposed tree, hedge and shrub planting and grass areas. iii) a schedule of proposed planting - indicating species, sizes at time of planting and numbers/densities of plants. iv) a written specification outlining cultivation and other operations associated with plant and grass establishment. v) a schedule of maintenance, including watering and the control of competitive weed growth, for a minimum period of five years from first planting.
All planting and seeding/turfing shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details in the first planting and seeding/turfing seasons following the completion or first occupation/use of the development, whichever is the sooner.
Any trees or plants which, within a period of five years from the completion of the planting, die, are removed or become seriously damaged or diseased shall be replaced in the next planting season with others of similar size and species, unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority.
Reason - To protect and enhance the visual amenities of the area, to provide ecological mitigation and enhancement and to ensure the satisfactory development of the site - in accordance with (Policy GD2, Policy ENV1 and Policy SUR2 of the Wychavon District Local Plan (June 2006).
The garage buildings hereby approved shall be retained for private storage purposes and shall not be converted into habitable accommodation or used for any commercial use whatsoever. The first floor office space shall remain as ancillary accommodation and not rented separately to the dwelling to which is connected.
Reason: To ensure that the development does not have an impact upon the setting of the traditional barn and to protect the amenities of the nearby properties.
Prior to the first use/occupation of the development hereby permitted, the details set out in the submitted Water Management Statement shall be fully implemented and remain thereafter. Reason - To ensure that an appropriate sustainable drainage system is provided to serve the development and to reduce the consumption of water. This is in accordance with the SPD on Water Management.
The development hereby permitted shall not be occupied until the access, turning area and parking facilities shown on the approved plan have been properly consolidated, surfaced, drained and otherwise constructed in accordance with details to be submitted and approved in writing to the Local Planning Authority and these areas shall thereafter be retained and kept available for those users at all times.
Reason: In the interests of Highway safety and to ensure the free flow of traffic using the adjoining Highway.
This permission relates only to the conversion of the building and does not permit any rebuilding or major repair other than as set out in the approved plans and the details of the application.
Reason - In order to define the permission, which has only been granted for the conversion of the building and does not authorise new building work.
A specification of the materials to be used in the construction of the garage buildings hereby approved shall be submitted to and agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority prior to development commencing. The garage doors shall be timber in finish.
Reason - To ensure that the development is visually satisfactory and sympathetic to the rural location.
The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans:
03a Block and OS plan, 04 Proposed elevations, 05 Proposed ground floor plans, 02 Existing plans, 06a Proposed first floor plans, 01 Existing elevations
Reason - To define the permission.
Mr & Mrs Griffin
Mr N Carroll
Nick Carroll Architects Ltd
14 Park View Terrace
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